Often when we come to church, we have a very transactional theology. It is the theology of “get it done.” The Eucharist is not something that we should approach lightly. It is a very serious matter. In a few weeks at Lent I, we will read the exhortation from the Book of Common Prayer and in it we are reminded of how great a benefit it is but also how great is the condemnation if we approach unworthily. This Exhortation really brings out the necessity of us evaluating our hearts, as at mass we do this at the Sursum Corda (“Lift up your hearts”). God wants us to have a heart for the mass. It should not be something that we say, we have to do but something that we get to do. Christ gave Himself on that cross to give us life and He gave power to his ministers to edify His people through Word and Sacrament. There are many opportunities to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at our parish. Every Sunday, feast days that are posted on the website saintmichaelsanglican.org, and all feast days in the BCP. If you have questions about being able to receive, Fr. Brandon would love to talk with you. The Eucharist is a gift to the Church. Let us have a heart for the mass and always be desirous to receive Him each and every day.